by JG Vibes
When the TSA was first deployed in the airports, many perceptive people in the alternative media predicted that a slippery slope was created, which would result in the eventual roll out of a brown shirt style special police force, tasked with searching innocent people and patrolling heavily populated areas.
Mainstream circles scoffed at the idea that this would ever happen, and the general population had no problem submitting to the new violations of their rights and privacy.
Now, as expected Viper TSA teams are being deployed on the streets with more frequency, and they are posting up in bus stations and train stations as well.
ABC broke this story, but as usual they portrayed it as something good, to keep people “safe”.
People are used to seeing TSA inspectors at airports but on Wednesday, a specialized team made their presence known at the Amtrak station in Emeryville. Train stations are difficult to secure because they’re so wide open but on Wednesday, the TSA showed up unannounced to let the public, especially potential troublemakers, know that they are keeping an eye on the rails.
Amtrak passenger Vera Molina said she noticed all the black-clad TSA inspectors right away and it’s a presence she appreciates. Asked if she would like to see them more often she said, “I would, can’t hurt, just in case you never know.” As part of their nationwide “Viper Team” effort, the Transportation Safety Administration put about a dozen agents at the station to see and be seen, although some of the inspectors also work undercover.
“The visible deterrent is making a presence known at the station, getting on the train, talking to passengers, lettings the bad guys know that we’re here, and letting the passengers know that we’re here, and working with law enforcement to really tailor our Viper teams to their needs,” TSA spokesman Nico Melendez said.
Unfortunately, it is the TSA and the people who give them their orders who are the “bad guys”. The reporter writing this story goes on to apparently interview people who witnessed the Viper team, and surprise, all of them were grateful for the boot on their throat.
In this particular situation, a checkpoint was not set up, the tactical teams showed up to monitor the area and bother people at random. However, as I mentioned earlier, this is just the beginning of a slippery slope, before you know it they will have checkpoints set up where you will be searched and asked for your government issued ID.
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J.G. Vibes is the author of an 87 chapter counter culture textbook called Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance, a staff writer and reporter for The Intel Hub and host of a show called Voluntary Hippie Radio.
You can keep up with his work, which includes free podcasts, free e-books & free audiobooks at his website www.aotmr.com
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